Samsung's Almost Done Making Android 4.1 for Galaxy S III

With over 10 million devices sold within two months of its release, Samsung's Galaxy S III is one of the most if not the most popular android devices on the market.

With the Android 4.1 source out in the open, it only makes sense that Samsung is working hard to quickly bring it to its flagship device.

The company's mobile blog indicates internal testing of the new firmware has already been completed and that a public-ready version is in the process of being completed. After its completion, all that's left is final approval from Google before the update is sent out to all Galaxy S III devices.

In addition to the port for the Galaxy S III, Samsung is also making progress on the Android 4.1 update for the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note.

Despite being in the middle of a very public billion dollar trial, it seems like Samsung is still as focused as ever. It's only a matter of time before all of Samsung's hot selling devices get a little taste of Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Tune into Sammobile for more updates from Samsung.

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Tuan Mai is a Los Angeles based writer and marketing manager working within the PC Hardware industry. He has written for Tom's Guide since 2010, with a special interest in the weird and quirky.
  • The Greater Good
    Only to be released a year later! That's how the Froyo update went for my Captivate. If you don't want to wait, cruse over to XDA and get it now.
  • dalethepcman
    The software for the galaxy s2 was available almost immediately. The captivate was an AT&T specific model with modifications made at AT&T's request. This took longer to validate and was on AT&T to do, not Google/Samsung.

    Anyone with a I-9100 international version would have had the update notification within a week or two. I expect the same to happen with the Galaxy S 3. Since the carriers don't seem to be making modifications, everyone should get their update at the same time.
  • Inferno1217
    Hope they are better at deploying it for use in the real world and not just talking about it for a year. HTC's still trying to get ICS out. My poor Thunderbolt!
  • xanagu
    iCrap 5 so irrelevant now is not even funny
  • @dalethepcman

    The Captivate was one of the original Galaxy S variants, not the S2. Samsung released Froyo after a very long wait on almost all of the S1 variants, and decided to axe Gingerbread and onwards, citing hardware incompatibilities while the nearly-identical Nexus S is now on Jelly Bean.
    Can't wait for the update!!! Man I love this phone
  • Netherscourge
    Yea, hurry up and release this thing so Apple can add all the cool features to iOS 6.


    I'm tried of having to jailbreak my iPhone every time iOS is updated so it can have all the Android features and customization.
  • amdwilliam1985
    Very good news, Samsung can stand out even more from the other OEMs by being the first OEM to provide Android upgrades to non-Nexus phones.
    I hope they're talking about both version of SGS3, the international and the U.S.
    Exciting to hear about SGS2 and Galaxy Note are pending to get the Jelly Bean.(I have SGS2 with TMobile)
    Been playing with my N7 for a few weeks now, love the butter.

    In a world where ice cream and butter are widely available, iOS will become irrelevant to all except those royalists.
  • leeashton
    i doubt it will come out soon because Google's flagship (nexus) wont have any selling point, you will find it will still take a while to get certification
  • subaru41
    Poor Apple. The only thing that they have to hope for the future is to win the lawsuit against Samsung for revenue, because there iOS cant keep up with android and is so boring. Eventually the isheep will wake and realize what they have been missing out on. How can you not love running JB with Apex or Go Launcher. Customization is unlimited.

    The best analogy I have heard is Apples iPhone is a point and shoot camera, and Android(SG3, HTC One X) is a DSLR. The DSLR is bigger, more options and gives the user ability to do what you want. whereas the point and shoot(iPhone) you are limited on options and the quality isn't there, and the size is very small.